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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Morning Bits

Reason magazine or National Review? “Rick Santorum is, of course, perfectly entitled to argue that more taxpayer money and more law-enforcement resources should be devoted to the fight against porn. He should not, however, be surprised that he is receiving some pushback, not least from those who believe that there is a better use of government time and taxpayer dollars than expanding the fight against dirty pictures.”

Jeffrey Goldberg or Bill Kristol? “I don’t have much good to say about [Peter] Beinart’s call for a boycott [on Israel], because I find economic warfare targeting Jews so distasteful, for obvious historical reasons. (As readers of Goldblog know, I would like to see the settlers out of the West Bank as well, but this is a very bad way to go about achieving the goal.) And to be completely blunt, I’m not that interested in debating Peter’s new book, which I’ve just finished reading, because I find his recounting of recent Middle East history one-sided and filled with errors and omissions. The Middle East crisis is complicated, except in Peter’s telling. It’s hard to argue with Peter’s work precisely because there’s so much missing.”

Media Matters or Pat Buchanan? “[L]inked with anti-American, anti-Israel Al-Jazeera network.”

Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? “62 percent of voters say [his] policies will increase the debt, while 25 percent think they will cut it, and by a 48-percent-to-38-percent margin, voters believe those policies will increase joblessness rather than put people back to work.”

Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich? “Standing before the statue of a young Ronald Reagan on horseback, [he] repeatedly drew parallels to the ‘insurgency’ both represented in the Republican Party, and he called on Illinois voters to give him an upset victory in the primary on Tuesday.”

Santorum or Gingrich? “His typical stump speech, an almost hour-long mixture of Orwellian fears of government overreach, history lessons about the French and Middle Eastern revolutions and suggestions that President Barack Obama would rather side with Islamists than Americans, has evolved into a tour de force of building fear in his listeners.”

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) or Romney? “Americans have a choice to make. A choice that’s going to determine our country’s future.Will it be a future that looks like the America we know? One of greater opportunity, greater prosperity . . . Or . . . more of what we’re seeing today . . . debt, doubt and decline. Americans, not Washington, should decide.”

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